With Timber Sales, Revenue and Recreation Can Collide

A hillside overlooking the Stillaguamish Valley sprouts with young Douglas firs and western red cedar, eight years after being logged.

Much of the forest on Stimson Hill was cut down in 2009 following a state Department of Natural Resources timber auction. The next year, crews replanted the area. The trees growing there now, state officials say, show how it’s possible to raise money from logging, while safeguarding habitat and opportunities for outdoor recreation. read more >>